Rating: 5.3 Moderate
Popularity:9
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1988
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 30 minutes
Age:12+

Created by: (Uncredited)

Published by: Game Office, Grow Jogos e Brinquedos, Hasbro

Alternate Names: Estalo, Kategorum, KATeGORuM, Saltinmente, SALTInMENTE

Description:

"The Game of Scattergories", published in 1988 by Milton Bradley, is a great game for any group to play. In the game each player fills out a category list 'with answers that begin with the same letter.'

If no other player matches your answers, you score points. The game is played in rounds. After 3 rounds a winner is declared, and a new game can be begun.

Scattergories is a commercial version of an old parlour game known as Categories or Guggenheim.

Prices:
Retail Price:$32
Amazon:$28
Ebay:$28
Expansions:
Scattergories Refill
Awards:
Mensa Select Winner 1990

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Components

  • 6 Folders
  • 6 Clip strips
  • 1 Answer pad
  • 20-Sided die
  • 48 Category cards
  • Timer
  • Die-rolling board
  • 6 Pencils

Object of the Game

Quickly fill out a category list with answers that begin with the same letter. Score points if no other player matches your answers. To win the game, score the most points.

Setup

Separate the category cards into 6 sets of List #1 through List #16. Each set has 8 cards.

For all 6 folders, do the following: slide a set of category cards under the left clip, an answer sheet under the middle and right clips, and a pencil into the middle holder. …



Components

  • Deck of Letter Cards
  • Deck of Category Cards
  • 2 "I Know" Cards
  • Plastic Card Tray.

Object of the Game

Collect cards by being the first to slap the "I Know" card with correct answers for the ever-changing letter and category combos.

When either card pile runs out, the game ends and the player with the most cards wins!

Setup

Remove the two "I Know" cards from the deck and place one in the center of the play area where everyone can reach it. The other "I Know" card is an extra, which you should place aside (out of play). …



Components

  • 4 Folders
  • 4 Answer Pads
  • 12 Category Cards
  • Timer
  • 20-Sided Die
  • Die-Rolling Board
  • 4 Pencils

Object of the Game

Quickly fill out a category list with answers that start with the same letter. Score points if no other player matches your answers. The player with the highest score after 2 rounds of play wins the game!

Setup

Do this for all 4 folders: Assemble an answer pad into a folder by sliding the cardboard backing into the slot. Then, slide a category card with List #1 behind the answer pad, as shown. …



A fun twist on the fast-thinking categories game.

Components

  • 250 word challenges on 125 cards
  • 2-minute sand timer
  • plastic card base
  • player score sheet pads

Object of the Game

To be the first player to score 25 points by thinking of answers to categories and clues.

Players list their answers on a score sheet. Points are scored for those that no other player matches.

Setup

Each player receives a score pad and a pen or pencil.

Take 10 cards from the card deck and place them in the center of the table along with the sand timer and plastic card base. …




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